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Valeriana cernua  Eriksen;  Valerianaceae

Subarbustos de hasta 60 cm de alto, con olor desagradable, cubiertos de pelos diminutos, los tallos con tintes morados. Las hojas son opuestas, ovadas, de hasta 3 cm de largo, gruesas. Las inflorescencias miden hasta 10 cm de largo, son colgantes y dirigidas para un solo lado. Las flores miden hasta 10 mm de largo, son tubulares con 5 lóbulos cortos, de color blanco o rosado con tintes lilas.

Distribución: Es endémica del PNC. Crece dentro de los bosques de Polylepis que están alrededor de las lagunas.

Subshrubs up to 60 cm tall, with an unpleasant smell, covered with minute hairs; the stems are tinged with purple. The leaves are opposite, ovate, up to 3 cm long, leathery. The inflorescences are up to 10 cm long, nodding to one side. The flowers are up to 10 mm long, tubular with 5 short lobes, white or pink tinged with lilac.

Distribution: Endemic to CNP. It is found in the Polylepis forests around the lakes.

 
 
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